“It Is Finished!” December 2023

Here is some information from the current NM Prayer Connect/PATH, NM/COG, NM & El Paso, TX Newsletter:

Sisters & brothers in Jesus, as we enter into the final stretch of our ‘running the race’ in 2023 and look ahead toward the New Year in 2024, we have much for which to be thankful! And, whether we had a so-called good or bad year, God is still on the throne, worthy of all glory, honor and praise!

Some of us are grateful just to get through another year by the skin of our teeth, while others accomplished great things and some had losses, but Jesus Christ remains the same, yesterday, today and forever. There is no shadow of darkness in Him, because He is The Light Of Life. He lights the light of all humankind. Those of us who are born-again into His family are called to be the salt and light to this sick and dying world – bringing hope to the hopeless – because He is the only hope we have, the Biblical Hope beyond the veil, the Hope of Israel, Hope of the nations, Hope of the world, and the Hope that will not disappoint us!

So, we enter into the festival of lights, Hanukkah, and celebrate the birth of the Jewish Messiah, the Christ, sent by the Father because He loves us and wishes none would perish, but that all would come unto Him to receive the greatest gift ever given.

New Year’s Eve will finish off 2023 and usher in a New Year, 2024, when resolutions and promises will be made, with some brought to the full and others left empty on our own – but with Him, all things are possible. He promises to go before us, while His goodness, tender-mercies and loving-kindness follow us all the days of our lives!

As we gather together to worship the Babe in the manger and praise the ONE, who is seated at the right hand of the Father, let us not forget how He got there – by The Way of The Cross. It was there that The Lamb Of God was sacrificed, shed His Blood, His innocent life to pay for our sins, guilt & shame. He became sin, so that we could become the righteousness of God in Him.  When He completed the great exchange, He proclaimed, “It Is Finished!”

So, according to the book of Hebrews, The New & Better Covenant (prophesied in Jeremiah & Ezekiel) went into effect the very moment Yeshua/Jesus gave up the ghost, as stated in the King James Bible, and died. For it is at the death of the testator that the will is activated, meaning that the New Covenant did not begin in Matthew 1:1 but the moment after Messiah/Christ breathed His last – but that topic will have to be further examined at another time, perhaps next year.

In December, Gerard Long, Facilitator of Prayer at the Heart, found at prayerattheheart[.org], will begin casting his vision each week during 30 minute prayer groups in homes, and at market places and churches.

For 2024, “The Voice of ONE” program may be seen on @christianbody.net, which starts on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 9 AM (MST).

On December 13, 2023, the ‘Ask The Pastor International’ broadcast will kick off its premier at 9:30 AM (MST) and at 7:30 PM in Kenya.

Beginning at 2:00 PM (MST) on December 18, 2023, and every third Monday thereafter, the monthly Zoom meeting of The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem in Israel may be attended.

Be sure to start January 2024 off right with Project Pray’s/America’s Prayer Meeting, ’21 Days Of Prayer,’ at 6:30 PM (MST) @FreeConferenceCall.com.  Please join us LIVE on christianbody[.net].

The official kickoff date for the reboot of New Mexico’s Longest Running Live Radio Call-In Program, ‘Ask The Pastor NM’ happens on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at 9:30 AM (MST) and at 7:30 PM in Kenya.  This will also be in Primetime and broadcasted live on KATV, as the all new ‘Ask The Pastor International’ program, so invite others and spread the word!

If you or someone you know would like to have a prayer event in or around New Mexico, don’t hesitate to contact me. We’re hoping to complete the ‘Prayer At The Heart’ of New Mexico County events within all 23 tribal nations in 2024.  All 12 New Mexico counties that have held these events will be looking to be in the heart of each city this year.

Also, El Paso, Texas will be hosting a PATH Gathering with representatives from Mexico, the United States and Canada.  The Korean Intercessors are returning to New Mexico in May of 2024.  And, a NBA Prayer Breakfast will be held internationally in July 2023, during the draft week in Las Vegas, Nevada – so if you’re a basketball player of any age, fan, coach or team owner, stay tuned for more details to come.

May you and yours have a wonderful Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!


Mark Tross

NM Prayer Connect Coordinator

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